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Strong crowds buoyed spirits at AWFS fair

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 19 September 2011 00:00

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Two years ago at the AWFS fair in Las Vegas, tumbleweed was seen floating down a vacant aisle. The reports couldn’t be verified, but it was entirely possible given the low turnout and a woodworking industry mired in a dismal economy.

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Philly furniture show has new home

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 15 August 2011 00:00

09_news_deskThe search was exhausting, but Philadelphia Invitational Furniture Show director Josh Markel is optimistic about the show’s new venue — the 23rd Street Armory in downtown Philadelphia — for March 23-24, 2012.

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Scarlett adapts to a change in conditions

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 15 August 2011 00:00

10_news_deskScarlett Inc., a woodworking industry distributor of new and used machinery based in Grand Rapids, Mich., is currently celebrating its 45th year in business. Company president Jim Scarlett attributes the company’s success to selling what he calls “higher level solutions,” such as CNC machinery and other automated equipment.

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WoodLINKS turns its focus to fundraising

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 18 July 2011 00:00

Steve Ehle, recently named interim national director for WoodLINKS USA, says fundraising is one of his top priorities. The extra money is needed to increase awareness of the organization, which is an industry/educational partnership dedicated to providing the wood industry with skilled workers.

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Groupon opens doors for woodworking stores

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 18 July 2011 00:00

11_newsdeskGroupon, a collective coupon-purchasing website, is earning its stripes as an effective marketing tool. But can it work for the woodworking industry? It already does, according to the company.

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